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Almost a third of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who participated in a  behavior treatment developed by a University at Buffalo behavioral scientist experienced significant relief within four weeks of beginning treatment.   The study is published in the current issue of the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.   These patients, called “rapid responders” […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), sometimes called spastic colon, irritable colon, or nervous stomach, is a functional disorder of the bowel. Its symptoms include frequent bouts of abdominal pain, and associated with changes in bowel habit (either in frequency, urgency, or characteristics).  The primary cause is not clearly known, but an abnormal interaction between the gastrointestinal […]